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Secure bank info, BPI depositors told 

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recently sent SMS to millions of its depositors to tell them not to give any pertinent information to anyone as the bank said it will never do such in any medium of communication.
BPI issued the reminder a day after it shut down a fake website containing erroneous information. 
“Safety reminder: Please keep up your information secure. BPI will never ask for confidential info via SMS, unsolicited email or embedded links. For concerns, call 89-100,” the SMS said.
The bank is always at the forefront of allegations over unauthorized withdrawals due to the internal programming error that occurred June 7-8 last year. No formal complaints have been received by the regulator, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.  
Its vice president for enterprise, Ramon Jocson, was quoted as saying 1.5 million of their eight million depositors were affected by the internal programming error.
He also said the glitch could have affected 540,000 transactions out of the average 900,000 transactions a day.    
The Ayala-majority owned bank has been taken over by LandBank of the Philippines as the third biggest unibank in assets in 2016. It was the first reminder made by the banking arm of the Ayala Group since being embroiled in massive glitches last year.
Very recently, there are reports some banks have agreed to use biometrics to protect depositors against phishing and scamming.A source in the banking industry said the migration of most automated teller machine and credit cards to Europay, Mastercard, Visa has made card skimming very difficult.”Fraudsters are now looking for other means such as phishing and online fraud,” the source said. 

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